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March 2015 issue

SCU leads innovative junior high school maths and science program

Peter Pentland (left), ATSE schools program executive manager with the School of Education’s Dr Geoff Woolcott.

Mangrove jack breeding breakthrough at National Marine Science Centre

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Building research with regional significance and global impact

Geraldine Mackenzie DVCR

Regional significance – global impact. This motto is the cornerstone of Professor Geraldine Mackenzie’s research ethos, one she believes will build on Southern Cross University’s strong research foundations, taking it into the future. Last August, Professor Mackenzie was appointed the University’s Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research), a position which sees her managing the diverse and dynamic […]

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Seeing double: Twins graduate with world in their sights


They look the same, sound the same and completed the same degree at Southern Cross University. So it’s not surprising twins Alexandria and Gabrielle Prouten made sure their graduation was a family affair. On March 14 the sisters from Paradise Point were two of 125 students to graduate from the University’s Gold Coast campus. Having […]

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Changing lives: Master of Social Work gives Rebecca skills to live her dream

SCU Master of Social Work graduate, Rebecca Latimer.

Rebecca Latimer’s goal was simple – to improve the lives of others. For this reason, after completing her Bachelor of Social Welfare at Southern Cross University, she decided to continue her learning, becoming one of the first group of students in the first Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying). On March 14, Ms Latimer and […]

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Flying the flag: SCU’s Mo picked as Study Gold Coast ambassador

SCU's Mohit Trivedi with Gold Coast mayor Tom Tate and Study Gold Coast CEO Shannon Willoughby.

Mo Trivedi relishes any opportunity to get involved with student life. At the Southern Cross University’s Gold Coast campus he is an international student ambassador and president of the debating club. Because of his can-do attitude and boundless enthusiasm Mo has been selected as one of Mayor Tom Tate’s Study Gold Coast student ambassadors for […]

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Entertain us at SCU’s Got Talent

SCU's Got Talent MC Max Foggon.

If you can dance, tell jokes, play music, recite poetry, sing, mime, juggle, or do an amazing feat, then you’re invited to perform at SCU’s Got Talent. SCU’s Got Talent is a University-wide talent quest, open to staff, alumni and students (on campus and studying via distance). The winner of the grand finale, to be […]

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Best mechanical engineering images to feature in University’s 2016 calendar

‘Nightworks St Helena tunnel’ by Peter Borrelli, winning image of the 2013 SCU Engineering Photo Competition (credit: Peter Borrelli).

Mechanical engineering can be beautiful as well as functional. That’s the message from Southern Cross University Foundation Professor of Engineering Scott Smith in launching of the second Engineering Photo Competition. “There can be great beauty in mechanical engineering. The Falkirk Wheel in Scotland is a prime example of an engineered structure that captures both beauty […]

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Postcard to home: Hairi Jalis

Hairi Jalis

Mohd Hairi Jalis’s dream is to be recognised as an expert in gastronomic tourism, which is why the 32-year-old Malaysian chose to complete his PhD at Southern Cross University’s School of Business and Tourism. He loves life on the Gold Coast and hopes to take his experience here back to Malaysia, where he wants to […]

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Meet the staff: Maggie Scorey

Maggie Scorey in the field.

1.       What is your job at SCU?  I’m a professional experience lecturer in Occupational Therapy at the Gold Coast campus.  Occupational Therapy students are required to complete a minimum of 1000 hours of fieldwork.  I organise and am the Unit Assessor for the students’ third year and fourth year fieldwork experiences, as well as the […]

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